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Senate GOP Stands with Obamacare

September 27, 2013

Funding for Obamacare is back on the table and headed for the House.  The cloture vote (essentially a vote to end debate and have a meaningful, real vote) passed 79-19.  That means 25 Republicans joined hands with all the Democrats.  On the real vote, the tally was 54-44 in favor of adding Obamacare funding back [...]

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Cruz Control*

September 25, 2013

Twenty-one hours of Ted Cruz yesterday on the Senate floor pounding Obamacare was great!  Whether or not anything good was going to come from the gesture the point was made, those who listened got a civics lesson, and those who believe in limited government appreciated a DC Republican sounding different than a Democrat for a [...]

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A Poorer New Jersey

September 8, 2013

During the first four years of Governor Pop N’ Fresh Chris Christie New Jersey is still in the grips of the Great Recession.  The Garden State has a stagnant 8.6% unemployment (higher than the national faux-average of 7.3%), along with a staggering 24.7% poverty rate, the highest it has been in 52 years.  My county [...]

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Not Sure About This Marco Rubio Fellow Anymore

June 1, 2013

The centripetal force of the statist-leaning ruling class in DC is enormous.  It gobbles up new, bright-eyed members all the time and spits out more of the same junk. Unfortunately, a once bright shining star in my eyes, Marco Rubio, has been caught up in it.  Nothing proves that more than how he’s become a [...]

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Now It’s Romney Targeting the “1%”

February 22, 2012

I have been resigned the last month or so that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.  Here’s a scenario:  if Romney does well in Arizona and outright wins Michigan, no one will be able to compete with him on Super Tuesday.  As a result, money for Rick and Newt will begin to dry-up, while [...]

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Herman Cain Suspends His Campaign

December 3, 2011

Can’t say we didn’t see this coming.  Today Herman Cain, victim of the flurry of allegations of inappropriate behavior and his weak and slow responses to those allegations, decided to “suspend” his campaign, which essentially means he’s dropping out: My local Tea Party group endorsed Cain about a month ago and just sent out a [...]

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Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll — by a Lot!

September 25, 2011

What is one to make of Herman Cain’s 37% plurality in yesterday’s Florida straw poll?  Perry got about 15%, with Romney nearby at 14%, followed closely by Santorum at 11% with Bachmann at 1.5% under-performing even Jon Huntsman (if that’s even possible). Some in the GOP establishment have inferred that the Cain’s win was a [...]

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McConnell Offers Terrible Alternative Debt Plan

July 12, 2011

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, frustrated by the debt talks, channeled his inner weak-kneed RINO and offered a potential last-ditch debt plan.  Essentially, the President gets to raise the debt ceiling three times within a year without Congressional approval, not requiring any cuts to balance the increase, and ensuring a never-going-to-happen super-majority to stop him. [...]

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Jon Huntsman Announces 2012 Bid

June 22, 2011

Former Utah Governor and Obama Administration ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, announced his intentions to run for President yesterday.  Using the Statue of Liberty as his prop background, Huntsman invoked Reagan and contrasted his views with those of his former boss, President Obama. However, all I needed to read was this bit from his speech: [...]

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Dems Abandon Obama’s Budget

May 26, 2011

The Senate rejected the House-passed Ryan Budget plan yesterday 57-40.  Do the math and find that the typical Northeast RINOs, Murkowski and protest-voting Rand Paul were among the Republicans who voted against it. Today, the Senate voted 97-0 to reject the President’s budget proposal from February. Notice which way the football’s moving?

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Repeal Vote Back on Track

January 18, 2011

Out of deference to the victims of the Tuscon Massacre, House Republicans postponed legislative business until today, with full intentions of moving forward on repealing the “job-killing” Obama Care law.  The Dems were, of course, hoping that in the spirit of lowering the rhetoric that House Republicans would wimp out on all controversial legislation until [...]

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“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Repeal Passes Congress

December 18, 2010

Just a few hours ago, the Senate passed the House repeal of the 1993 “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) law enacted by the Clinton Administration.  President Obama is likely to sign the repeal next week, making it law.  Six RINOs voted with the Dems. So, who cares?  Gays serving openly in the military — what’s [...]

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Omnibus Disaster Looms

December 14, 2010

Just when you thought the 2010 Election made your wallet a little more safe, there’s a new 1924-page spending bill lurking in the lame duck Congress, ready to pounce upon the Senate.  Why the rush?  Well, this Saturday the federal government will shutdown if not funded through the end of the fiscal year (part of [...]

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Democrat Frank Caprio: Obama, Shove It!

October 25, 2010

The three-way governor’s race in Rhode Island between Democrat Frank Caprio, the lovable college cokehead Independent Lincoln Chafee, and Republican John Robitaille is closer than many thought and just got much more interesting.  Real Clear Politics believes this race is really between Caprio and Chafee.  That being said, Chafee (renowned RINO and former Senate colleague [...]

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Karl Rove’s Ruling Class View on O’Donnell

September 15, 2010

Ruling class, Republican establishment if I ever heard it.  Here’s Karl Rove on Hannity’s show last night after it was announced that Christine O’Donnell defeated RINO Mike Castle: Continuing the Castle smears (which ostensibly generates continued ammo for the Dems) while immediately shrugging off the race as a loss does nothing to get that “51st [...]

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Ruling Class Echoes in Delaware Senate Race

September 14, 2010

So you know, this is a cathartic Republican’s suck post written before today’s election results are in… Today is primary day in a number of states, including Delaware:  Tea Party-backed Christine O’Donnell versus establishment pro-choice Democrat-friendly RINO Mike Castle is the marquee match-up. The O’Donnell/Castle race symbolizes major issues which I think need to be [...]

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Financial Overhaul Bill is Now the Law

July 21, 2010

The dreaded Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill is now the law of the land.  This flaming bag of big government crap ultimately moved by acquiescent RINOs who just wanted to “do something” will add more restrictions, red tape, government largess and unreadable regulations to an already damaged economy.  It’s 2000+ pages of just plain terrible — [...]

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Senate Election Polling Shows Mixed Results

July 19, 2010

Some good news and some bad news still a few months out before Election Day. The good news:  in the Pennsylvania Senate race, Pat Toomey’s up 45-38% over Joe Sestak in the latest Rasmussen poll.  I’d say “Keep up the good work, PA” but Pennsylvania loves to disappoint Republicans.  We’ll see how this plays out. [...]

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Financial Overhaul Bill Will Move

July 13, 2010

The template is set:  a bad Democrat bill which increases the size and scope of a government without tackling the underlying problem passes the House;  that terrible bill is a few votes short of cloture in the Senate;  suddenly two RINOs from Maine show up, think that they must do something and promise to vote [...]

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New ObamaCare Plan: Lipstick on a Pig

March 2, 2010

The Democrats have lost the health care reform debate:   that much is clear in the polling and by their actions.  However, the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Team are not ready to throw in the towel.  One just has to refer to last Thursday’s “bipartisan” Health Care summit to see that Obama and crew are still trying to [...]

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So Scott Brown Voted for Reid’s Job’s Bill. Get Over it.

February 22, 2010

So Scott Brown voted to start debate on Harry Reid’s $15 billion scaled-back “jobs bill”.  The original “bi-partisan” bill was supposed to be a lot more – $85 billion.  The bill from the House is even larger still – $154 billion.  Now, this so-called jobs bill won’t do anything, and sure, I’m disappointed that my [...]

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What’s the Big Deal about Sarah Stumping for McCain?

January 22, 2010

No one can ever accuse me of being a fan of Arizona Sen. John McCain.  True, I’ve always admired his service in the war, and also some of his views on spending and his consistent refusal to take earmarks.  Yet at the same time, his constant focus on bi-partisanship and coddling up to the media [...]

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Welcome to Obamaville!

December 13, 2009

Check this sign out in Colorado (notice the subtle tone of the news anchors): Think about this:  the economy started growing again in the Spring of 1991, but Bush 41 still took the heat and lost the 1992 Election on that small eight-month recession (plus his RINO stripes had shown during his term alienating Conservatives [...]

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It’s not Snoweing in Maine

November 10, 2009

The move to rid the party of RINOs is continuing, and this time showing its face in Maine.  Sen. Olympia Snowe, recently giving her tacit support for ObamaCare and the Porkulus bill, is not popular among her party in the state.  Consider these stats, obtained in a recent PPP poll: A plurality of Republicans disapprove [...]

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Memo to RNC, NSCC, and NCCC: Enough With The RINOs!

November 2, 2009

Dede Scozzofava is the poster child for the RINO problem that has infiltrated our party.  The pattern is predictable.  The Republican establishment props up and supports a RINO candidate against a Conservative candidate who stands a chance of winning.  The Conservative base makes noise and is told to shut up and support the Republican candidate [...]

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Marco Rubio and the Difference Between the Parties

October 27, 2009

I’ve written several times about the situation in Florida, where the NRSC-backed Charlie Crist (RINO-FL) is going up against former Florida Speaker of the House Marco Rubio (R-FL).  Rubio was on MSDNC this morning on Morning Joe, and spoke about the the need for a clear difference between the parties, where the GOP has gone [...]

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RedState Takes On the NRSC

September 14, 2009

It is no secret that I am disgusted with the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) for not supporting Conservative candidates in the primaries, and instead supporting RINOs who they believe are the only path to victory.  Having NRSC backing gives candidates a huge advantage in primaries in regards to fund raising, ad buys, and general [...]

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2010 Optimism Unclear

July 15, 2009

It’s early, but our government is staunchly liberal and the public’s patience is wearing thin with the Democrat’s bald-faced tax-and-spend impulse.  Being intellectually honest with myself, I have to ask:  is the conservative optimism out there simply an emotional response against a dangerous government’s increasingly unpopular policies or is there evidence, both historical and otherwise substantive, that [...]

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Latest New Jersey Gubernatorial Race Poll: Christie Up Big on Corzine

June 5, 2009

I’ve followed a simple rule in NJ politics since arriving here in 2001:  in the primaries, you vote your conscience; in the general election, you vote against Corzine. Thusly, I voted in last Tuesday’s Republican primary for Steve Lonegan.  I met him last summer and know where he stands on the issues, so I was [...]

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Benedict Arlen Specter on the Rocks

March 26, 2009

Benedict Arlen Specter is on the rocks.  In a recent Quinnipiac poll (not the most reliable, mind you, but still).  Specter trails potential challenger Pat Toomey by 14 points, 41-27.  In an effort to save himself, Specter is currently trying to change the primary rules in Pennsylvania to allow Independents to vote for him.  I’ve [...]

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